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The BBWAA sent a strange message by electing David Ortiz and not Barry Bonds. Todd Helton got 7.1% closer to being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Drew Goodman from AT&T SportsNet shares his thoughts on Cooperstown while digging into the Frontier League’s new sudden-death tiebreaker and the history of legendary Rockies’ coaches. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE…

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced David Ortiz as the only new member in the Class of 2022 as all other players on the ballot received less than 75%. Todd Helton took another step closer to Cooperstown by appearing on 52.0% of ballots from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Writers from Purple Row and RoxPile – Justin Wick, Noah Yingling and Kevin Henry – discuss the mixed messages sent by voters and predict what year Helton may earn enshrinement. “Today we see Helton’s Hall of Fame progress” by Justin Wick “David Ortiz calls writer obscenity live on Boston radio” by Noah Yingling “The one-and-done All-Star team of Baseball Hall of Fame rejects” by Bill Felber DON’T FORGET TO…

Despite not hearing his name on Tuesday during the Baseball Hall of Fame announcement, Todd Helton took another step closer towards reaching Cooperstown. David Ortiz received 77.9% of votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and was the only one on the 30 player ballot to reach the required 75% mark.  Ortiz slugged 541 home runs during his 20-year...

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K.P. Wee, author and host of The K.P. Wee Podcast, discusses his late book, “The Case For Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame: The Untold and Forgotten Stories of Baseball’s Home Run King.” He details the double standards and unfair criticism Bonds has faced in his career, not to mention several interesting anecdotes about his treatment of teammates that have not been highly publicized. Whether you think you know everything there is to know about Bonds, you’ll come away with a different understanding of Mr. 73*. “The Case For Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame: The Untold and Forgotten Stories of Baseball’s Home Run King.” “John Cangelosi: The Improbable Baseball Journey of the Undersized Kid from Nowhere to…

Talking all-things Class of 2022 for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com gives his nuanced thoughts about the differences between players like known PED-users Barry Bonds and Álex Rodríguez. Plus, where does the man banned from the game, Pete Rose, fit into the conversation. Manny competes in the toughest game yet of Taco’s Or Tears: Hall of Fame Edition. Second Edition (feat. news of Larry Walker’s HOF selection) of “The Blake Street Bombers” by Manny Randhawa DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The Rockies have spent $80.25 million on the roster this offseason, but has that been enough to move the needle on the 2022 season for Aniello Piro? We find a line of demarcation on the Hall of Fame as it pertains to the PED Era and discuss if New York Mets owner Steven A. Cohen is following in the footsteps of George Steinbrenner. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Colorado could trade from depth in their outfield to improve their bullpen or bolster their farm system. And their shortstop situation would become trickier if the Houston Astros and New York Yankees combine to sign Carlos Correa and Trevor Story. At least it won’t be too bad if the San Diego Padres continue to take steps backwards. Kevin Henry from RoxPile elaborates on why players like Bonds and Clemens should be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. “Could the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Guardians be trade partners?” by Kevin Henry “The Chicago Cubs ‘attempted’ to trade for San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer” by Noah Yingling DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link…

On Monday, Mark McGwire admitted to using steroids throughout his career, including 1998 when he broke Major League Baseball’s most hallowed record.The aftershock from the admission has been interesting to say the least. Most analysts have said that McGwire did not gain any ground by admitting to the use of performance enhancing drugs. They think that he is still a...

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